Richard P. Clark Sells 1433 Shares of Accenture Plc (ACN) Stock

The hedge fund held 77,959 shares of the electronics distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.61 million, down from 93,259 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Energy Income Partners Llc who had been investing in Targa Res Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.09 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $160.29. About 584,714 shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. Barclays Capital maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Thursday, December 22 with "Equal Weight" rating. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Mcrae Capital Management Inc decreased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 4.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Suncoast Equity Management sold 2,525 shares as the company's stock declined 0.21% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 4,252 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $634,000, up from 2,014 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The stock increased 0.80% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $171.64. About 2.05 million shares traded or 9.90% up from the average.

Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has received an average recommendation of "Buy" from the twenty-six research firms that are now covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 54% are positive. Howard Cap reported 113,305 shares stake. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) on Friday, September 15 with "Buy" rating. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to "Neutral" on Friday, June 24. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 15 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Accenture from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $155.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 21st.

William Blair also issued estimates for Accenture's Q3 2018 earnings at $1.69 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.66 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.66 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.72 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.88 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.30 EPS. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 40 investors sold ACN shares while 370 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ACN. Bluemountain Mgmt Limited Co holds 1,043 shares. Schwerin Boyle Cap Mngmt invested in 3.94% or 258,755 shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Accenture from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $145.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, July 12 report. Moreover, Texas Yale Capital has 0.07% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Peddock Cap Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 854 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Moreover, Nippon Life Insur has 0.07% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 27,682 shares. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.58 earnings per share. Also, insider Richard P. Clark sold 3,155 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. Virtu Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. Natl Planning Corp invested in 0.11% or 4,031 shares. Korea Investment reported 0.16% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN).

Ratings analysis reveals 53% of Laboratory Corp's analysts are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Seaport Global given on Friday, May 5. John Wood Group plc had 3 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, December 4 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 6. The company has a market capitalization of $102,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.08. Bank of America initiated the shares of ACN in report on Tuesday, September 12 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wedbush on Thursday, March 30. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by SEB Equity Research. Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP) has risen 18.42% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. Carey Matt sold 32,000 shares worth $5.03 million. Its down 0.05, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 182.82 million shares or 0.10% more from 182.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Inv Prtn reported 28,123 shares. Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in GameStop Corp. Natixis reported 0.24% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. Budros Ruhlin & Roe owns 1,297 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Ifc Holdings Fl reported 0.5% stake. Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 920 shares of the information technology services provider's stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Cincinnati Casualty, Ohio-based fund reported 7,000 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt holds 129,604 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama increased its holdings in shares of Accenture by 0.3% in the second quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Accenture by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 945 shares of the company's stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the last quarter.

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